Latest Review of Biblical Literature

Here are the titles of interest within NT studies:

A. K. M. Adam
Faithful Interpretation: Reading the Bible in a Postmodern World
Reviewed by Joel B. Green

Peter Arzt-Grabner, Ruth Elisabeth Kritzer, Amfilochios Papathomas, and Franz Winter
1 Korinther
Reviewed by Joseph Verheyden

Matthew Brook O’Donnell
Corpus Linguistics and the Greek of the New Testament
Reviewed by Paul Elbert

N. T. Wright
Evil and the Justice of God
Reviewed by D. A. Carson

Arie W. Zwiep
Judas and the Choice of Matthias: A Study on Context and Concern of Acts 1:15-26

Reviewed by Loveday Alexander

I have read Adam’s book on biblical interpretation and found it really helpful.  Artz’s commentary on 1 Corinthians is in the Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament series (the first volume was on Philemon) and will be a mine of information and parallel material.  I am not sure what Wright’s book on theodicy is doing reviewed in RBL, but Don Carson is, as one would expect, dutifully suspicious of Wright’s imaginative mind and the concomitant neglect of exegetical rigour.  What Carson means by this is that he doesn’t agree with Wright’s exegesis.  This kind of rhetoric is pretty typical, and Wright himself is fond of saying that those with whom he disagrees have not ‘done their exegesis’.  For an antidote to this way handling the fact of interpretive disagreement, read Adam.